New Wave Media Acquires Marine Technology Reporter

New Wave Media has acquired Marine Technology Reporter (MTR), a twelve year old quarterly publication dedicated to reporting on the marine, environmental and engineering business from Marine Marketing Services of Hingham, Massachusetts. Marine Technology Reporter, and its twice monthly electronic, sister-publication, www.mtronline.net, is dedicated to keeping its global audience of readers abreast of information on the worldwide ocean industry through feature articles, company and products news, and a comprehensive events calendar. The new Marine Technology Reporter – a four-color magazine printed on a coated paper stock – is set to debut this summer. It will be edited for an international... (read more)
2005-06-20 12:00:00

Liquid Robotics Introduces Wave Glider SV3

Liquid Robotics has announced the introduction of the Wave Glider SV3, the world’s first hybrid wave and solar propelled unmanned ocean robot, during Ocean Business in Southampton, UK. The Wave Glider SV3 incorporates the latest advancements in energy-harvesting technology providing the ability to utilise both wave and solar energy for forward propulsion. Customers will now have the ability to conduct missions, 24/7, through all weather conditions, across most of the planet to help solve some of the world’s critical problems such as global climate change, ocean acidification, fisheries management, hurricane prediction, tsunami warning and exploration for valuable natural resources. The... (read more)
2013-04-09 09:34:39

Liquid Robotics Introduces New Wave Glider Platform

Liquid Robotics, a manufacturer of long-duration unmanned surface vehicles (USVs), is introducing its newest Wave Glider. The USV features advancements to shoreside operations and in-water performance enabling customers to mobilize, deploy and operate fleets of vehicles more efficiently, the company states. “Over the years, our customers’ missions have grown in complexity and scale, operating in one of the most challenging environments on Earth – the ocean,” said Dave Allen, Chief Executive Officer, Liquid Robotics. “In response, we’ve continued to raise the bar for unmanned surface vehicles.” Advancements This release builds on the current Wave Glider capabilities with the following advancements:... (read more)
2019-09-12 12:37:06

'Catching the Next Wave' of Ocean Technologies

Disruptive technologies are driving rapid changes in many areas. Their impact on the marine engineering, science and technology sectors will be highlighted by a series of inspirational presentations at a one-day conference, entitled ‘Catch the Next Wave', at The Royal Institution of Great Britain (Albemarle Street, London) on 12th March 2012, the eve of Oceanology International 2012. Chairman is professor Ralph Rayner.     ‘Catch the Next Wave', with its theme ‘Tomorrow's solutions to today's ocean challenges' will turn the spotlight on materials, sensors, nanotechnology, power sources, robotics and cyber infrastructure. It will bring together a rich mix of people... (read more)
2011-12-08 12:00:00

SeaZone Supports EMEC's Wave & Tidal Site Developments

Detailed survey data from SeaZone is assisting the European Marine Energy Centre Ltd (EMEC) in expanding the services it offers. EMEC provides developers with the opportunity to test full-scale grid connected prototype devices in unrivalled wave and tidal conditions. EMEC purchased SeaZone's survey and bathymetry data tiles as part of their information-gathering exercise in extending facilities at their grid-connected sites and developing new scale test facilities. The availability of this data saves time and cost by reducing the need to commission survey work, and consequent dependence on weather conditions. Digital Survey Bathymetry is a solution to obtaining authoritatively sourced, quality... (read more)
2010-05-11 02:19:18

Wave Energy Demo Proposed at Irish Site

Wave energy developer Carnegie Wave Energy has formally applied for a Foreshore Licence in order to further explore the viability of its proposed 5MW CETO commercial demonstration project offshore of County Clare, Ireland. Through its Irish subsidiary CETO Wave Energy Ireland (CWE Ireland), Carnegie recently completed a detailed site evaluation and conceptual design study.     The initial study identified two potential near-shore sites for further development. Having assessed the two potential sites in consultation with the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), CWE Ireland has formally applied to the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government for a Foreshore... (read more)
2011-12-27 11:23:12

Triaxys Wave Buoy and RD Instruments ADCP

Comparison of Directional Wave Parameters
Since July 2004 the author has been routinely measuring waves 10km offshore Savannah, Georgia, at a site with mean water depth of 13m, using a Triaxys wave buoy (see wavebuoy.gtsav.gatech.edu). This report summarises a comparison of directional wave parameters from the buoy and 1,200kHz RD Instruments Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) equipped with pressure transducer and waves firmware. The ADCP was deployed beside the wave buoy, resulting in 72 days of comparative simultaneous hourly measurements of directional wave-energy spectra from the two systems. The goal of this report is to provide some results for objective comparison of the two instrument... (read more)
2008-01-01 01:00:00

Biopower Systems Collaborates on Wave Energy Project

Australia’s ocean energy company, BioPower Systems, have announced their collaboration with the city of San Francisco to investigate the generation of wave energy from the Pacific Ocean. Under the agreement, BioPower will work with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) to assess the feasibility of a project located 8km off San Francisco’s western beaches with a generating capacity of 10–100MW.   The proposed Oceanside Wave Energy Project would consider installation of a wave farm using BioPower's modular wave energy system, bioWAVE.   The bioWAVE system is designed to supply utility-scale grid-connected renewable energy while being out of view, and... (read more)
2009-10-22 01:21:45

Over 1 Million Hours Wave Data Recorded

The Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas, UK) has recently acquired more than 1 million hours (2 million records) of wave data. This equates to approximately 114 years’ worth of data. These data were collected mostly in areas where intense maritime operations (e.g. heavy shipping and fishing traffic, operational wind farms, etc) and harsh environmental conditions exist. For instance, conditions at a site west of the Outer Hebrides, Scotland, during February 2013 saw significant wave heights of up to 16.4 metres being recorded (higher than three standard double-decker buses). Despite the potential risks, Cefas achieved a data-recovery rate... (read more)
2013-08-07 10:07:04

Wave & Tidal Spend Towards USD1.2 billion

New research released today by energy business analysts Douglas-Westwood reveals the world wave and tidal current stream sectors will see expenditure of USD1.2 billion over the next five years. Annual capital expenditure estimated at USD52 million in 2010 is forecast to rise to USD500 million in 2015. Installations in 2011 are more than double those in 2010 and a total of 150MW of wave and tidal current stream capacity is forecast to be installed between 2011-2015. The UK, Canada and US are the three biggest markets. The UK leads with 110MW of installations forecast. According to lead report analyst, Ian... (read more)
2011-01-24 01:55:04
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